Andrew Damas, a mechanical engineering major, is a recipient of The Sheldon Horing (1957) Scholarship. Photo: Andrew Damas (left) and Sheldon Horing (right).
The Sheldon Horing (1957) Scholarship, a new endowed scholarship at The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New, will support a first-generation Grove School student by providing them with $2,000 annually for their tuition. The fund was established in honor of alumnus Sheldon Horing, a 1957 electrical engineering graduate, by his sons David and Jeff Horing for his birthday last year.
“I’m a first-generation student, and the CCNY School of Engineering (now the Grove School) provided me with a free, high-quality engineering education, which served as the foundation for what was a long and successful career,” said Horing. “The scholarship is my way of paying it forward.”
After graduating in 1957, Horing continued his education and received advanced degrees, including a master’s and doctorate degree in electrical engineering. He had a long career at Bell Labs in various technical and managerial capacities followed by a period where he led Cincinnati Bell Information Systems (CBIS).
This year’s scholarship recipient Andrew Damas, a mechanical engineering major, is a first-generation college student also minoring in business management. The 23-year-old is currently interning at the NYC School Construction Authority as a construction management intern and plans to transition to associate construction manager after graduation.
Damas is part of the National Society for Black Engineers and also received The Grove School of Engineering Scholarship in 2020 and the NAMC NY Tri-State Chapter Scholarship Award in 2019. He competed in the RPSSI Nassau Program Logo Design Competition in 2021.
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